The big bookshop in Taipei has a strange customer he never buys anything but night after night he squats in front of the shelves, leafing through the French textbooks. Kai's girlfriend has moved to Paris and he dreams of following her. "Sans vous Tapei est très triste. Très très triste." When a friendly old gangster from the neighborhood offers Kai a deal a ticket to Paris in return for a courier service there is no more time for sadness. A turbulent night begins, in which a bunch of wannabe crooks wearing orange suits kidnaps Kaiʼs best friend, a not-so-cool policeman confuses duty and love, and Kai loses sight of Paris because he falls in love with Susie, the bookseller.